ANNANDALE, NJ - After trailing by 14 points at halftime, Plainfield rallied but fell just short in a 63-62 boys basketball loss to North Hunterdon in the first round of the NJSIAA Section 2, Group 4 state tournament Tuesday night.

Plainfield (10-14) outscored North Hunterdon, 20-9, in the final period.

Ramon Talley scored 18 points and Jaleel Simmons scored 17 for the Cardinals. Jonathan Stevens added 11 points for Plainfield.